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Poverty Eradication: NGO Begs Govts, Nigerians To Be Generous To The Needy


A Non Governmental Organisation, Esther Ajayi Foundation has urged Government at all levels, corporate organisations and Nigerian populace to embrace the spirit of giving to improve the living standard of many people living in poverty.


Esther Ajayi Foundation in a statement issued in Lagos and signed by its founder, Rev. Mother Esther Ajayi, said the NGO seeks to end child labour.


Accorsing to her, "we have the mission to change people's lives through the power of giving, we aim to take people out of poverty, provide shelter to the homeless, give hope to the underprivileged, stretch out a hand to those in need of a second chance.


"We also promote children's rights and education, empower women through gender equality, support indigenous rights and advocate for peaceful societies on the local and global levels.


"Our aim us not only to become a world class humanitarian organisation, but also to inspire new generation of givers among civil society and the business arena. We believe that one of the greatest gifts we have, is the spirit of giving.


"We believe that by inspiring the corporate and business world as well as civil society to choose giving as a way of life, a peaceful and inclusive societies could be achieved around the globe".


The foundation that has been to four different countries namely; Israel, England, Ghana and Nigeria, according to the founder, will be inaugurated in United States of America (USA), in July this year.


Reinstating its commitment to eradicate poverty in Nigeria, Reverend Mother Ajayi, who is the General Overseer of Love of Christ Generation Church, United Kingdom, said the foundation gave one million naira each to seven entrepreneurs to start up their businesses in Nigeria during the last Ovation Carol celebration and promised not to relent in its good works.


The cleric, whose next birthday in April would be celebrated with downtrodden in the society however urged other well meaning Nigerians to cultivate the habit of giving to make life meaningful and worth living for the less privileged.

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